Learning Outcomes for the Biological Perspective

(Read: This is what you will find on paper 1--just reworded!)

1. Describe and evaluate the four content topics as they relate to the biological perspective.

2. Describe and evaluate theories and empirical studies within this perspective.

3. Explain, where appropriate, how cultural, ethical, gender and methodological considerations may affect the interpretation of behavior from a biological perspective.

4. Compare theories, empirical studies, and the four content topics of this perspective with those from other perspectives.

5. Identify and explain the strengths and limitations of biological explanations of behavior.

6. Explain the extent to which the concepts of free will and determinism relate to this perspective.

7. Explain and evaluate claims that correlates exist between physiological processes and behavior.

8. Discuss controversies surrounding a reductionist approach, as adopted by many biological psychologists.